Imagine walking into a building that self-monitors its surroundings to ensure a safe environment. If it detects a potential threat or safety issue, it automatically performs a wide range of actions, such as issuing alerts, directing occupants to the nearest exit, or immediately alerting first responders.
When emergencies happen, seconds count. Installing HALO sensors in your building can significantly reduce response times by enabling swift action and potentially saving lives in critical situations.
Read on to learn more about how to improve building safety by installing HALO sensors.
Who Can Benefit From HALO?
There are many different types of buildings, organizations, and businesses that HALO can help protect:
- Mental health facilities
- Government buildings
- Public buildings
- Retail stores
You can configure HALO to work in tangent with your existing HVAC infrastructure. For example, let’s say that the sensors detect high humidity in a room. If your building has a dehumidifier, HALO can automatically turn it on to bring down the humidity to more comfortable levels.
How HALO Can Help
The HALO system offers a comprehensive suite of environmental readings. The state-of-the-art, built-in sensors can detect a wide range of parameters, including air quality, gunshot detection, and spoken keywords (e.g., “Help!”).
Once the system identifies a potential safety threat, it will perform one of several pre-programmed actions. For example, if the system detects an audible sign of distress (e.g., a student being bullied), it will send campus security an instant notification of the location.
HALO sensors can also detect the following:
Light Levels—The HALO 3C model has built-in LED lighting options that installers can program to show escape routes in a red, yellow, and green pattern. The system projects the lights around the HALO device for added visibility.
You can also have unique alert colors created to indicate various problems, such as purple for health alerts or orange for poor air quality.
Occupancy Levels—The system can audibly detect the number of people within the HALO monitoring area and send out an alert if it senses any issues. For example, if the HALO sensors audibly detect movement or voices where there should be none, it can alert building security.
Motion Detection—HALO does not have any cameras for privacy reasons. However, its state-of-the-art sensors can still accurately detect motion and send out a trespassing alert.
Aggression Detection—By utilizing and applying Machine Learning, HALO will learn what normal sound levels should be and send out an alert if noise levels reach a certain threshold for a specified period of time.
Gunshots—Sensors can detect gunshots within 25 ft. and a 360° radius detection. The system uses two-factor authentication coupled with frequency percussion and sound patterns. A trusted 3rd party certifies the gunshot detection system for laser-precision accuracy.
Panic Button—Some models of the Halo sensor can integrate with an external 3rd party panic button.. The trigger location is associated with the nearest HALO device in proximity. For example, if a teacher visually sees an unsafe situation, they can push a panic button under their desk to create a system-wide alert.
Help (Spoken Keyword)—Every HALO device comes preloaded with five spoken keyword alert phrases. Whenever anyone uses one of these keywords (e.g., “Help!”), the system immediately performs a pre-programmed action, such as sending out an alert to security or calling first responders.
These keywords are beneficial for those in need or under duress. Use cases include schools where bullying is a problem, hospital patients and nurses, hotel personnel, or teachers in need of immediate assistance.
Tamper Detection—HALO has a sophisticated, built-in tamper detection system to help prevent tampering and the disabling of the system. It works by identifying physical vibrations caused by striking the HALO unit, throwing objects at it, or manually moving the ceiling tile it’s mounted on.
Let Conexus Help Improve Your Building Safety
Installing HALO sensors throughout your building will help detect, alert, and prevent a wide range of safety issues. At Conexus, we specialize in designing and installing HALO sensors. Additionally, we can program them to work in conjunction with your existing HVAC equipment to ensure seamless operation. Click below to learn more.